Paul Scholes: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves Manchester United job

Paul Scholes: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves Manchester United job

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has given his blessing to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, claiming the caretaker manager deserves the permanent role.

The Englishman was often an outspoken pundit in the past as he rather continuously blasted Jose Mourinho during his managerial reign.

Solskjaer is the man who succeeded the Portuguese boss and it seems his former team-mate is happy with his results so far.

Scholes himself has gone into management recently, taking over League Two’s Oldham as he keeps one eye on his former side.

While Ole has done a fantastic job so far, he still has his doubters with the United board taking their time in making their decision.

According to the Daily Mail, Paul said: “I’d have no issues whatsoever [with Solskjaer getting the job].

“With what he’s done for these last 11 games – I know people will start to question because now because he’s lost a game but that was PSG.

“That could happen to the most experienced manager in the world because PSG are a top team. I think for what he’s done so far he definitely deserves a chance.

“I always knew there was talent in that squad. I think everyone did. Ole’s come in with a smile on his face, put his arm around the players – there so much talent in that team he’s given them freedom and you’ve seen the results.”

When Solskjaer was initially handed the caretaker role a top four spot in the Premier League seemed almost impossible for Manchester United.

However an unbeaten domestic run saw them quickly overtake their rivals as they currently sit in fourth place.

The season isn’t over yet but one would imagine Ole would be a serious favourite for the permanent position if he guarantees Champions League football for the club next season.

Some sections of supporters believe he must also win the FA Cup to keep Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino in London.

The Argentine is the current favourite for the Manchester United job but that could all change when the summer comes around.

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